Killing anyone for his ideology unfair: Geelani

Killing anyone for his ideology unfair: Geelani
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SRINAGAR: Expressing deep concern over the mysterious killings of a youth Arif Ahmad Sofi, son of a prominent pro-freedom activist in north Kashmir’s Sopore, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani said there is no justification for these killings.
“It is unfair and against humanity to kill a person for his specific ideology or affiliations,” Geelani said in a statement.
“The mysterious killings will lead us to chaos. Teachings of Islam assign extraordinary worth for human life and saving a human being is like saving of the whole humanity,” Geelani said.
Commenting on the incident, Hurriyat chairman said, “Nothing with authenticity can be stated about these incidents and it is still a mystery to divulge about those involved in these secretive killings.”
Geelani prayed for the departed soul and forbearance to the grieved family to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, a condolence meeting was held at Hurriyat Conference office in Hyderpora Srinagar on Saturday, a party statement issued here said.
The statement said Ghulam Nabi Sumji chaired the meeting which was participated by Hakim Abdul Rashid, M Yusuf Naqash, Syed Mohd Shafi, Mohd Yusuf Mujahid and others.
“Rich tributes were paid to martyrs of Sopore massacre,” the statement said.
The participants also expressed condolence with Mohammad Maqbool Sofi and family of Sheikh Abdul Aziz over the death of his sister.